“Poor Rowan. He is in an impossible position.”

42-17471241A must read article in the March issue of The Atlantic is Paul Elie’s “The Velvet Revolution.”  It’s about the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams who…

At a time when Christianity is twisted into a pretzel over the issue of homosexuality, Rowan Williams—alone among the top Christian leaders—is trying to carry on a conversation about it. His approach has been quixotic, at times baffling. But the long-term goal seems clear: to enable the church he leads to become fully open to gays and lesbians without breaking apart.

While many American Episcopalians think Williams a bit too conservative, you may think differently about him after reading the article. I love these words of Williams as a start in thinking about what Christianity should be.

Christian faith has its beginnings in an experience of profound contradictoriness. [So the church should proclaim] a hidden God, who does not uncover his will in a straight line of development, but fully enters into a world of confusion and ambiguity and works in contradictions.


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One response to ““Poor Rowan. He is in an impossible position.”

  1. Meanwhile, gay people grow old and die.